CPAP Recall - Notice to Patients
Philips Respironics has issued a voluntary recall notification for specific Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. These devices are being recalled to address potential health risks related to the foam used to make the devices quieter.
This foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user. The foam may also emit certain chemicals as the foam degrades. The foam degradation may be made worse if one uses an unapproved cleaning method, such as ozone.
Philips recommends taking the following actions:
- Visit http://philips.com/src-update to view Philips' responses to the situation and the instructions provided to patients
- All patients should register their device with Philips using the above link
- Patients should contact their DME supplier and/or health plan for additional guidance
For certain conditions, we suggest you continue positive airway pressure:
- atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure
- moderate or severe sleep apnea
- use of CPAP for CDL license
- if CPAP prevents excessive daytime sleepiness or drowsy driving
- if you are using positive airway pressure for respiratory failure- including an AVAPS device, or some forms of BiPAP for the obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan. All questions specific to the CPAP device should be referred to your DME supplier.